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Bethenny Frankel has one less (huge) bill to pay every month.
A state appeals court ruled today that the former Real Housewives of New York star will no longer have to pay ex-husband Jason Hoppy spousal support each month.
According to court documents, the majority of appeals court judges ruled that, "We find that the broad and expansive language used by the parties in their agreement forecloses the husband from seeking any kind of spousal support, including temporary support. After acknowledging and representing that they are ‘fully capable of being self supporting,' the parties agreed to ‘waive any and all claims for spousal support and/or maintenance' ‘both now and in the future.'"
Both parties' names are not listed on the court documents (which were obtained by E! News). Multiple outlets are also reporting that Frankel will not be paying her ex-husband the $11,852 a month in temporary maintenance anymore.
E! News has reached out to Frankel's camp for comment.
The reality star has reportedly been paying Hoppy a court ordered total of around $26,000 a month since they divorced in 2012, including almost $12,000 a month in temporary alimony and $10,000 a month in child support for their daughter Bryn.
While that's one thing crossed off the list, there's still one item of interest that's up for grabs.
Frankel is still fighting to keep the $5 million Tribeca condominium that she bought when she and Hoppy were together. The court documents state, "Although the wife funded the purchase of the apartment and ordinarily would be considered the settlor, the husband avers that the parties had agreed that the apartment would be joint property, and that consistent with the intention, he made certain payments towards maintenance and renovations."
Furthermore, the SkinnyGirl founder is not automatically entitled to get full title to it because the deed on the apartment names a trust as the owner and the trust named both Frankel and Hoppy as beneficiaries. However, the trust agreement was ruled invalid because of the way Frankel and Hoppy's signatures appear on the papers, according to court documents.
"My client is extremely happy that the appeals court rejected his wife's position that she automatically owns the marital apartment just because she paid for it, and he is looking forward to the appeal's court directive that a hearing must occur to flesh out his and his wife's competing claims," Hoppy's attorney, Bernard Clair, tells E! News.
The Manhattan Appellate Division agreed that Frankel is not automatically entitled to the apartment because there are "issues of fact" which the lower court must decide.
Frankel was first to pull the plug on her two-year marriage to Hoppy, filing for divorce in January 2013.